Orange patterns

February 2021


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Dubai Downtown: Ramadan cannon firing

In UAE, every evening during the fasting month of Ramadan, at sunset, the ritual of cannon firing  announces  the time to break the fast (midfa al iftar). There are few places where Ramadan cannons are located, one of them – in Dubai – is at Burj Park, next to Burj Khalifa.

It is believed that cannon firing tradition comes from Egypt, where from  10th century in this way people could know when to break their fast. In Dubai, it is observed from 1960s.


May 2021


See also:

Ramadan cannon firing | Midfa al iftar – firing Ramadan cannon | Ramadan Kareem | Iftar time


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DIFC in black and white II

In monochrome: Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) in Dubai, UAE.


April 2021


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